In a ceremony held on September 19, 2017 at the Tina Turner Museum at Flagg Grove School in Brownsville, TN, officials from Tennessee State joined Tina Turner’s longtime friend and Executive Personal Assistant Rhonda Graam and Tina Turner Museum Executive Director Sonia Outlaw-Clark, to debut the ensemble which was personally selected by the Tennessee native and international music icon.
“It is an honor for the Tennessee State Museum to receive this gift from Tina Turner for our museum’s collection,” says Tennessee State Museum Executive Director Ashley Howell. “As one of our state’s most famous entertainers, it is important for us to interpret her legacy as we present Tennessee’s rich music history for future generations. The State Museum values the relationship we have with Tina Turner Museum at the Flagg Grove School and with the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center and looks forward to future collaborations.”
The jacket and skirt were created by world renowned fashion designer Rifat Ozbek, a twice-awarded “Designer of the Year” winner by the British Fashion Council. His designs have been worn by Tina, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Sarah-Jessica Parker, and Kylie Minogue among many others. The items Tina selected were donned in a photoshoot for her six-time platinum Foreign Affair album with the images above captured by Herb Ritts in 1989. Released on September 13, 1989, the album featured what would become signature hits “The Best,” “Steamy Windows,” and “I Don’t Wanna Lose You.”
Fans can view Tina’s outfit on temporary display at the Tina Turner Museum throughout the 2017 Tina Turner Heritage Days (TTHD) this Friday, September 22
to Sunday, September 24, before it is sent to the Tennessee State Museum.
The 2017 TTHD will feature tours to Tina’s hometown of Nutbush, TN, a Q&A with former Ikette Miss Robbie Montgomery of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s Sweetie Pie’s and a performance at Tina’s former high school Carver High by Las Vegas Diva Larry Edwards (Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous). More information and tickets can be purchased HERE!
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The annual Tina Turner Heritage Days are coming in a few days, September 22-24th 2017! Sonia Outlaw-Clark, the lady behind the Tina Turner Museum, and her dynamic team will once again welcome TINA fans from all over the world and they came up with a great program for everybody to enjoy!
From the ‘T3 Mystery Tour‘ to the visit of Nutbush through some ‘Tinaoke‘ the weekend promises to be full of fun and surprises! Check out the ‘Weekend Schedule’ on the Heritage Days Website . Moreover, you don’t want to miss Miss Robbie Montgomery, former Ikette and star of the TV show ‘Welcome To Sweetie Pies’ who will also attend the weekend, do a Q&A session with fans and sign her new cookbook!
Climax of this 2017 TINA Heritage Days, Saturday night! With a special dinner & concert at Carver High Gym where TINA played basketball when she was a young girl (I can tell you you can still feel the energy). With performances from legendary TINA impersonator Larry Edward, Blues band Elmo & The Shades and super fans ‘Jarid & The Heartaches‘, it’s going to be a rockin’ evenin’!
And if you needed one more reason to convince you, any TINA fan should see from his own eyes the TINA Museum and why in itself, it is a full circle representation for Tina; The land where the small school for African American girls that little Anna Mae and her sister attended was donated by an ancestor of the family, allowing Black children from this area to have access to education. And that same one-room school where Tina learned how to read & write would, years later, be transferred from her original location near Nutbush to Brownsville, undergoing drastic transformations to become the Tina Turner Museum. It now holds memorabilia and precious artefacts from Tina’s amazing career. Watch this clip below, featuring Tina Turner on the TV special African Americans Lifes 2, to learn more about the rich history behind this piece of landmark!
Some activities require pre-registration. Check out this page for more information. Tickets and packages available for purchase online or at the door.
Dinner & Concert tickets require pre-purchase.
Call 731-779-9000, or email here for more details or questions.
You can support the TINA Museum by making a donation here (Tax Deductible for our US friends)
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Hi everybody! Last September, I had the privilege to attend the 5th Annual Tina Turner Heritage Days in Nutbush! It was an amazing celebration and we encourage every TINA fans to join this great event, held every last weekend of September where the Tina Turner Museum stands proudly! See you there for #TTHD17 and until then watch the new trailer created especially for the event!
You might miss it if you blink
How does Nutbush looks like in 2016!? Taking you beyond Tina Turner’s footsteps with this report from the 2016 Tina Turner Heritage Days in Nutbush with fans from all over the world!
From the TINA art unveiling to the concert and inside the church where little Anna Mae used to go, experience the South and the annual Tina Turner Heritage Days.
A truly amazing weekend, you read all about it here and now you can watch all about it! Enjoy!
With – Dashon Jones – Larry Edwards – Donovan Marcelle – Luisa Marshall – Samira Tina – Anja Offermann – Cindy Vandenbussche – Laurel Hudgens Herring – Quateisha Jackson – Teri Toeun – Fiona Elliott – Linda Benedict – Lucas Alexander – Billy Hardin – Ronnie Pierce – Eric Henry – Donna Harper Graeff – Sonia Outlaw-Clark – Robbie Montgomery – Rhonda Graam and many more!
By Ben – Filmed in 4K.
The annual Tina Turner Heritage Days took place once again last weekend at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center where the Tina Turner museum is located. A great success once again and the occasion for fans worldwide to celebrate the legacy of the Queen of Rock. Tina’s personal assistant Rhonda Graam was again a part of the celebrations and graciously answered questions from fans. Watch the video of the Q&A session below thanks to Eric!
Moreover, here is a few words from organizer Sonia Outlaw-Clark about this year weekend:
“I am always amazed at how our Tina Turner Heritage Days feels so much like a family reunion. No one is a stranger here, Everyone has their love of Tina in common and that’s enough to make you an instant member of the “family.” And each year we grow and welcome new family members, which is great.
It was the fans who said four years ago that “we want to come to Brownsville and do a fan celebration.” This was just after the school had been moved to the Delta Heritage Center. I’m so glad I listened to them. Those who came then have continued to come back and also help plan each year, so this really is a fan driven effort and I am just thrilled that I get to be a part of it.
I think my favorite part is on Friday when everyone starts arriving. It’s so nice to see the hugs and hellos. Friday night is very informal, which gives everyone a chance to mingle and learn more about each other. And, of course there is live music and karaoke, so everyone who wants to can share their favorite Tina impersonations and dance moves. You can spend as much time as they like in the Tina Turner Museum, and if you’ve never tried salt pork and molasses, here’s your chance…. along with some other regional foods.
Saturday is tours and Tina tribute show. Getting to have lunch with Rhonda and ask her questions was a huge highlight of this year’s event. I think it went well and that everyone enjoyed it.”
Next year’s date is Sept. 23-25. The organizers hope everyone who can will start making plans now to be here. New “family” members are always welcome … plus you’ll have a great time!
You can already join the FB page for the 2016 celebrations!
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